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Israel Detains 10 Palestinians in West Bank

HEBRON, February 1, 2016 (WAFA) – At least 10 Palestinians were detained on Monday by Israeli troops, most of them during predawn raids into the West Bank districts of Hebron, Tulkarm, and Nablus, according to security sources.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, Israeli forces detained Ali Dofash and Saddam Jabari, two local Palestinians, after raiding their homes in the city.

Army also broke into Beit Awwa, a nearby town, and detained Mohammad Masalmeh, 17, and Jibril Masalmeh, 16, after raiding their families’ homes. Army further summoned a local Palestinian from Beit Awwa for interrogation.

In the meantime, Israeli troops broke into the city of Tulkarm, in northern West Bank, and detained four Palestinians, after raiding and searching their homes. The four were identified as Bassam Lefdawi, 23, Mohammad Ibrahim Badawi, 27, Saleh Balawneh, 25, and Ahmad Balawneh, 29.

Meanwhile in Nablus district, army detained at least two local Palestinians after raiding their homes. They were identified as Rawhi Marmar, and Azmi al-Aqqad.

To be noted, Israeli forces conduct almost daily raid and arrest campaigns into Palestinian homes and stores; with the aim of detaining Palestinians, allegedly for security consideration. In some occasions, such raids are accompanied by violence and the use of force.


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